Preparing Your Department for a Surface Ice Rescue

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When winter comes is your team ready for ice rescue? If the answer is no, here are the steps you need to take to get your team ready. Ice rescues aren’t something your team should take lightly. Ice rescues require specialized training and preparations.
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Are the Tools in Your Toolbox “Rusty”?

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What do an old handsaw and public safety dive skills have in common? Hint: it’s about how much you use them and how you take care of keeping them up.

Slight Water Damage

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Ever wonder what a Ferrari looks like in 38 feet of water? This Public Safety Team got to find out after being called out to a commercial shipping inlet where a diver was “told by god” to drive off a dock.

Best of ERDI 2019

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With just days left in 2019 we thought it would be interesting to see what the most popular blog posts of 2019 were. These aren't just the top posts published in 2019, these are the top read post throughout the year from all of our blog posts.
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Becoming an ERDI Supervisor with Prior Experience

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Ready for the next step in your public safety career? Why not become an ERDI Supervisor? Learn more about this certification and role from one of our Training and Membership Services staff members Alan.

Pre-Incident Planning for the Aquatic Rescue

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Is your team prepared for an incident to occur at any of the bodies of water in your jurisdiction? Pre-planning for aquatic rescue incidents can make rescues run more smoothly. This tactic may also help your team complete the mission faster. Learn more about what you need to document in order to create an aquatic rescue plan before you’re ever called to one.
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How Cave and Cavern Diving will Make you a better PSD

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Cave diving and public safety diving may not have ever crossed your mind as two things that could go hand in hand. However, when you start to really look into these two types of diving, you might find that they aren’t as different as one might think. Bonus? Being a cave diver could also lead to being a better public safety diver.
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Journey to Becoming a Better Public Safety Instructor

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Do you seek further educational opportunities as a public safety diver? Diver, firefighter, instructor, and veteran Tony Pietrantonio does this every year. 2019 was no different. He’s giving us a peek at his time with the RCMP in Canada and how it’s made him a better public safety instructor.

Taking an ERDI course with prior experience

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Do you work on a public safety team? Have you considered ERDI training but are unsure it’s worth it? An ITI Headquarters staff member with prior public-safety dive team experience just went through the ERD I course. He now shares his thoughts on the course and how it can help ALL members of a public safety team.

Why Your Team Needs Swift Water Training

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Is your team swift-water trained? Some folks think that if you don’t live in an area where flooding could occur that this type of training is unnecessary. We tend to disagree and feel that you should never underestimate the power of water.